Full-time
90'
+ 2

BORNAUW HEADS WIDE

The Belgian rises highest to meet a corner but can't glance his header on target from close range.
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We're into three minutes of added time here in Stuttgart.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Roberto Massimo
Roberto Massimo 33.71km/h
2.
Jannes Horn
Jannes Horn 33.27km/h
3.
Gonzalo Castro
Gonzalo Castro 33.15km/h
88'

CHANCE FOR JAKOBS

A curling cross in from Wolf lands at Jakobs' feet on the run. He can only flick at goal with his left foot - choosing not to go with his right despite in being in a favourable position for that - and the ball flies over the bar.
88'

Yellow card

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Salih Özcan
Salih Özcan
87'

CHANCES GALORE

Can someone become a hero late on?
Goal attempts
5 off target
4 on target
8 off target
4 on target
82'

ANYONE'S CALL HERE

As we're into the final 10 minutes of the game, this game could still go any which way. Neither side looks likely of scoring at this stage but a lot can still change.
81'

Substitution

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Noah Katterbach
Noah Katterbach
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Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
81'

Substitution

sub
Salih Özcan
Salih Özcan
sub
Jannes Horn
Jannes Horn
80'

RASH FROM KARAZOR

He brings down Jakobs, who had cut inside past him towards the Stuttgart box.
80'

Yellow card

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Atakan Karazor
Atakan Karazor
78'

OFF THE POST!

What a chance for Gonzalez as he is played in on goal after lovely work from Churlinov. He's one-on-one, but can only hit the post past Horn. The offside flag is then raised on the far side to spare his blushes.
74'

Substitution

sub
Darko Churlinov
Darko Churlinov
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Saša Kalajdžić
Saša Kalajdžić
74'

Substitution

sub
Philipp Klement
Philipp Klement
sub
Daniel Didavi
Daniel Didavi
72'

ANOTHER BOOKED

Skhiri is the fourth Cologne player with a yellow card tonight after his foul on Gonzalez. Are Stuttgart about to show a second-wind after a struggling second half?
72'

Yellow card

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Ellyes Skhiri
Ellyes Skhiri
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70'

Substitution

sub
Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste
sub
Sebastian Andersson
Sebastian Andersson
68'

DUDA CAUTIONED

He goes into the book for his challenge and subsequent work in not allowing Endo to get a quick free-kick away.
68'

Yellow card

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Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
67'

HORN DOWN

The Cologne left-back has been struggling ever since that challenge from Silas which earned the Stuttgart man a yellow card. He'll carry on here, but one to keep an eye on.
65'

GONZALEZ TRYING...

The Argentine forward is getting his quick feet moving, but Cologne's defence has been fantastic in this second half so far. No way through for the hosts...
61'

REXHBECAJ HAS A GO!

Jakobs is found in space on the left, in behind Massimo. He looks up and spots the run of his midfield partner and Rexhbecaj goes for goal with a first-time strike on his favoured left foot. Kobel can only watch as it curls just wide, bouncing off his drinks bottle to the side of goal.
58'

WILL HARD WORK PAY OFF?

The travelling Cologne side are working their socks off here...
Distance run (km)
72.1
75
57'

ATTACKING CHANGES

Here comes Gonzalez for Stuttgart, replacing Coulibaly, while Massimo is on for Silas on the other side. Fresh legs on either flank.
56'

Substitution

sub
Roberto Massimo
Roberto Massimo
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Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
56'

Substitution

sub
Nicolás González
Nicolás González
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Tanguy Coulibaly
Tanguy Coulibaly
55'

JAKOBS CAUTIONED

He brings down Kalajdzic on the counter in the middle.
55'

Yellow card

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Ismail Jakobs
Ismail Jakobs
53'

BIG CHANCE FOR ANDERSSON!

A lovely ball over the top of the Stuttgart defence from Wolf sends Limnios in, and he finds Andersson in the box in space. Kobel closes the angle and makes a big save in the end, with his body in the way of Andersson's shot.
51'

SILAS IN THE BOOK

A late challenge from the right-sided man on Horn earns him Stuttgart's first caution of the game.
51'

Yellow card

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Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
50'

STRONG START

The home side have controlled almost all of the early possession here in this second half, biding their time and being patient with the ball. Cologne are pressing well and forcing them back, but it's a tough battle once again - good viewing!
46'

BACK UNDERWAY

No changes at the break for either side and the ball is rolling again.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

BIG CHANCE!

Coulibaly is played iun on goal after Kaminski's pass is played on first-time by Kalajdzic with a lovely touch forward. Coulibaly goes for a chip over Horn, but he reacts well to parry the shot away.
44'

GOOD BATTLES ACROSS THE PITCH

There are so many good one-on-one battles happening here. Cologne now having a nice end to this half with some attacking movement of their own but being matched by the Stuttgart defence.
41'

APPROACHING THE BREAK...

The game has levelled out here since that Cologne pressure following their equaliser. Stuttgart now putting the ball into dangerous spots at the other end.
37'

INTERESTNG MOMENT...

A back-pass from Stenzel is off the mark and Kobel is forced out of goal to reach it before Andersson. He does, but his following attempted pass out hits the Cologne forward and bounces back towards his own goal. Thankfully for him, it goes wide.
35'

TIDY ON THE BALL

The home side have completed 83% of their passes so far, while Cologne are enjoying themselves and playing some tidy football with 87% of their passes completed.
Passes
173
148
34'

KEMPF CAN'T CONTINUE

That blow to the head proving too much for Kempf to overcome as he's replaced by Kaminski just after the half-hour mark. Disappointing for Stuttgart.
34'

Substitution

sub
Marcin Kamiński
Marcin Kamiński
sub
Marc-Oliver Kempf
Marc-Oliver Kempf
33'

WHAT A HIT!

Limnios collects possession 25 yards from goal and has space to turn and look for goal. He goes for it with a powerful hit, but Kobel is able to beat it away before the ball is cleared.
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DON'T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THIS ONE...

30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Ismail Jakobs
Ismail Jakobs 32.76km/h
2.
Elvis Rexhbecaj
Elvis Rexhbecaj 31.09km/h
3.
Sebastiaan Bornauw
Sebastiaan Bornauw 30.70km/h
28'

SPOT ON

That was Andersson's third converted penalty in the Bundesliga by the way, and first in the Cologne colours.
26'

HERE COME COLOGNE...

That goal has put a spring in the Billy Goats' step and they're on the front-foot here. Stuttgart having to deal with some lengthy pressure from the away side.
23'

ANDERSSON FROM THE SPOT!

From nowhere, Cologne are level! A throw-in from the left flank is aimed for Andersson as he makes a run behind Karazor into the box. There's an arm pulling him back and the Swede goes down, and Guido Winkmann awards the penalty. He then steps up himself and smashes the ball past Kobel - who had dived the right way.
23'

Sebastian Andersson

GOAL!

1 : 1
Sebastian Andersson
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
77 %
22'

COLOGNE PENATLY!

The away side have been awarded a penalty with Andersson brought down in the box on the run by Karazor.
21'

KEMPF UP AND MOVING

After a heavy hit to his head, Kempf is okay and up on his feet. There's some blood on show, but he looks in good condition for the most part and Stuttgart will do their best to get him back on the pitch.
20'

STOP IN PLAY

There's a serious-looking injury here as Bornauw and Kempf collide in the air. The Cologne man is fine, but Stuttgart's centre-back is down and taking treatment.
17'

EARLY CHANGE

It looks a tactical move for Cologne as Ehizibue - who is also already booked - makes way for Limnios. The right-back being replaced by another midfielder in Limnios, who has signed this summer from PAOK. This, his second Bundesliga appearance.
17'

Substitution

sub
Dimitrios Limnios
Dimitrios Limnios
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Kingsley Ehizibue
Kingsley Ehizibue
13'

BEATING THE PRESS

Cologne's issue so far has been in being able to keep the ball for long enough to find a way through the Stuttgart press. When they get into the home side's half, space is hard to come by.
11'

FUILD FORMATION

The set-up is a 3-4-2-1, but the fluidity of this Stuttgart team is fun to watch. Castro drops into a three-man midfield ahead of Endo sometimes to create another defensive wall for Cologne to have to get through. While Silas and Coulibaly on either flank are high up the pitch when the home side push forward. If you're still looking for a Bundesliga team to support, this might be the team for you.
8'

EHIZIBUE BOOKED

A late one from the right-back on Kemp as he brings the ball out of defence.
8'

Yellow card

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Kingsley Ehizibue
Kingsley Ehizibue
6'

RECORD FOR MANGALA

At 24 seconds, Orel Mangala's strike is officially the fastest goal of the Bundesliga season so far.
5'

WITH JUST FIVE MINUTES GONE...

Goal attempts
1 off target
2 on target
0 off target
0 on target
3'

DIDAVI HITS THE BAR!

Stuttgart are going all-out here in the opening minutes. Didavi steps up and piledrives a free-kick at goal from 25 yards. It's moving, it's dipping and Horn has no chance as it beats him but cannons back out off the upright. Wow!
1'

INCREDIBLE! STUTTGART LEAD!

Less than 25 seconds gone and the home side have taken the lead with one of - if not the - fastest goals of the season. Passing through the midfield is perfect as Castro turns and sprints forward. Didavi then finds Kalajdzic, who plays the ball back for Mangala to hit at goal and he curls it beautifully past Horn for his first goal of the season. Well, what a start!
1'

HERE WE GO!

The home side get us underway in Stuttgart...
1'

Orel Mangala

GOAL!

1 : 0
Orel Mangala
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
9 %
Kick-off!

FIVE MINUTES TO GO!

It's almost time for Matchday 5 here in the Bundesliga as Stuttgart battle Cologne. A vital game for both sides looking to pick up extra points in the early stages of this new campaign. Settle yourselves in for an evening of Bundesliga fun...

NOT LONG NOW...

VfB FLYING!

Stuttgart are unbeaten in three games, a stretch they never managed in their last top-flight campaign in 2018/19.

SEARCH FOR GOALS

Sebastian Andersson, who was top scorer at Union Berlin last term with 12 goals, has not found the net since Matchday 1. Meanwhile Ondrej Duda scored his first goal for Cologne on Matchday 3. It was his 13th in 67 Bundesliga appearances.

BILLY GOATS STRUGGLING

Cologne's alarming run of 14 top-fight matches without a win is the second-worst run in the league, with only Schalke having a worse current streak (20 matches).
0:06
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VIEW IN STUTTGART

STARTING AHEAD OF GONZALEZ TONIGHT...

Only Robert Lewandowski (43), Andrej Kramaric (45), Niclas Füllkrug (61) and Erling Haaland (74) have a better goals-per-minutes ratio than Kalajdzic (96) this season. If you haven't got the Stuttgart forward in your Bundesliga Fantasy Manager team - at a cost of just 4.8m - then maybe you should snap him up before kick-off tonight.

TEAM NEWS

Both Pellegrino Matarazzo and Markus Gisdol have made our lives easier this evening by fielding the exact same starting line-ups as they did in their previous outings. Nicolas Gonzalez remains on the bench - he made his comeback from injury last week and scored just twice in his only previous Bundesliga campaign to date in 2018/19 - but hit 14 in their promotion run last season. For Cologne, club captain Jonas Hector remains out with a neck complaint.

STUTTGART STARTING XI!

Kobel - Stenzel, Karazor, Kempf - Silas, Mangala, Endo, Coulibaly - Castro (c), Didavi - Kalajdzic

STUTTGART SUBS

Bredlow, Kaminski, Churlinov, Klement, Egloff, Massimo, Klimowicz, Al Ghaddioui, Gonzalez

COLOGNE STARTING XI!

T. Horn (c) - Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, J. Horn - Skhiri - Wolf, Duda, Rexhbecaj, Jakobs - Andersson

COLOGNE SUBS

Zieler, Schmitz, Katterbach, Mere, Limnios, Özcan, Drexler, Thielmann, Modeste

LINE-UPS COMING SHORTLY!

We're just over one hour away from kick-off in Stuttgart, with the Billy Goats in the Mercedes-town to start Matchday 5's action. Team news will be coming shortly from the Mercedes-Benz-Arena and you will hear about it first right here.

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between VfB Stuttgart and 1. FC Köln on Matchday 5 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.